Elvis Presley first appeared on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' in the fall of 1956, and the world was never the same. Elvis' subsequent appearances on the popular variety show set the stage for him to become one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century. For the first time ever, all of these historic performances will be available on a single DVD with the 'Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Show - The Classic Performances' DVD release in August.
Share the excitement of Elvis Presley's earth-shattering introduction to the nation in this collection of iconic performances from 'The Ed Sullivan Show', and experience for yourself why Elvis became the legendary King of Rock and Roll! Appearing on the show Sept. 9, 1956, Elvis sent shockwaves through a repressed nation with his soulful singing, wild hip gyrations and raw energy, attracting a record-breaking television audience of more than 60 million people. Presley returned on Oct. 28, 1956, continuing to provoke ecstatic screams with hits such as 'Don't Be Cruel', 'Love Me Tender' and 'Hound Dog'. In fact, these exhilarating performances were so explosive that Elvis was filmed from the waist up only during his final Sullivan show appearance.
One of the most popular entertainers of all time, Elvis Presley was a watershed figure in the history of rock and roll and remains one of the best-selling artists in music history. He has also been inducted into four music halls of fame and also appeared in numerous wildly successful motion pictures and TV specials.
Special features include:
1. A rare home movie capturing a very early Elvis performance, shot on August 7, 1955, at Magnolia Gardens near Houston, Texas
2. Elvis and Ed remembered
3. Elvis is on his way! Ed Sullivan Show clips
4. Special Elvis moments including an appearance by comedian John Byner
5. Home movies of Elvis and Priscilla, Elvis and his friends cutting up on a film set and some of the first shots of daughter Lisa Marie
6. New collectible booklet featuring liner notes by Griel Marcus
7. Rock 'n Roll